Hosting Requirements for WordPress

These technical requirements WordPress requires - PHP, MySQL, FTP all data, all facts - More info in the WordPress Tutorial from

For WordPress to function smoothly, the technical requirements must be right. The following recommendations apply:

  1. PHP version 7.2 or higher
  2. MySQL version 5.6 or higher, alternatively MariaDB version 10 or higher
  3. HTTPS support
  4. Apache or Nginx are the most robust servers, but all other servers that support PHP and MySQL can also be used.
  5. Memory (RAM) 64 MB and more
  6. mod_rewrite Module

Minimum requirements for WordPress

The above mentioned technical requirements are the optimum. WordPress also runs on older PHP and MySQL versions:

  • PHP version 5.2.4
  • MySQL 5
  • Memory 32 MB

The more RAM the server provides, the faster the WordPress pages are. However, 32 MB is the absolute lower limit.

WordPress lists on this page the technical requirements.

Safety first!

If you want to run your WordPress page on a server with an outdated software environment, please consider the dangers and security risks. Old PHP versions are vulnerable and will not be further developed. Plugins are often developed on the latest PHP versions and may not run properly or at all on older PHP versions.

Hosting is safer if PHP applications such as WordPress are run with the username of your account and not with the server's default common username. Ask your potential host what steps they are taking to ensure the security of your account.

Use an SSL Certificate for your WordPress Blog

A lot has changed since the introduction of the GDPR. As soon as you request data from users via forms on your website, you must use an SSL certificate to transmit the data in encrypted form. In addition, Google recommends the use of encryption and prefers to display encrypted pages. We therefore recommend that you always install an SSL certificate. For our customers, the certificate is included free of charge in our hosting and WordPress packages.

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We are pleased if we could arouse your interest in WordPress. The following list contains some links to get started with your WordPress page:

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